Last week I had the amazing opportunity to experience the 2015 NAIAS Auto Show in Detroit. Why me? I didn’t ask, I just jumped at the opportunity that Ford Canada presented to me.
I grew up with a car fanatic father and have been known to pursue through the motor trend or car and driver magazines in our house. I loved to read reviews the comparisons of similar body styles of cars. I did not, however, pick up the love for the nitty-gritty engine details. My kind of car review would include how many cup holders there are, if the stereo buttons were easy to figure out, and how the phone sync works for calls. So, with that in mind I wanted to share the amazing things I learned at #FordNAIAS this year.
If you are ever in Detroit, I highly recommend visiting the Ford Piquette Plant. This historic building was the birthplace of the Model T and many other models of cars were built-in those walls. Functioning as a factory, the cars were assembled in each niche and shipped out via railway.
Here are some of the Canadian women who accompanied me on this trip. You may recognize Lori of Frugal Edmonton Mama, Nancy of Whispered Inspirations, Shayna of Mommy Outside The Box, Rhanda of Bewitchin Kitchen, Canadian Blog House, Peg City Lovely.
Top 3 Car Trends We Will Start Seeing More Of:
- Car Sharing – a partial ownership or shared car. Sharing is caring.
- Self Driving Cars – so everyone can be a better driver. No excuses.
- More Hands Free – from keys, remote access, wireless technology is where its at.
3 Must See Cars From Ford
Hopefully we see these cars soon, and even more hope to see them in my driveway.
- Ford GT – this car looks like the ultimate sports car. I specifically love the way the doors open. Its just SO cool.
- Shelby GT 350 R Mustang – built with no frills for maximum speed. No air conditioning, rear seat, backup camera, and comes standard with lighter wheels. All for a race ready car.
- F150 Raptor – because trucks were made for off-roading.
I can’t wait to see these cars on the road. What features do you look for when buying a car? Any cup holder enthusiasts like me?